USS Gary to leave on final deployment

The USS Gary is less than 24 hours away from its final deployment. The San Diego-based guided missile frigate will soon be decommissioned. The 30-year-old ship will sail to the waters off Central and South America for anti-drug trafficking missions. A Coast Guard law enforcement detachment and units from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Squadron 49 will join the Gary and its 240 sailors. The Navy is phasing out frigates in favor of new littoral combat ships, which are faster and more maneuverable.

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